Walk-ups allowed as mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic kicks off in East Boston

EAST BOSTON, Mass. — As vaccination efforts ramp up across Massachusetts, a mobile vaccination clinic is kicking off in Central Square Park.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Organizers hope to vaccinate 500 people per day.

Organizers told Boston 25 News the Pfizer vaccine will be given out.

Walk-ups are allowed, or people can call (617) 904-7441 to make an appointment. Organizers have also been calling and knocking on doors in the area inviting residents to the clinic.

Buses carrying the vaccine will go to Chelsea next weekend, then Holyoke and Chicopee in the coming weeks.

The clinic is a collaboration between the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Last Mile Vaccine Delivery and more.

“To reach traditionally underserved communities in several Massachusetts cities and towns, the combined organization of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care today announced, ‘Mobile Vax,’ an effort to reach and vaccinate more people against COVID-19, particularly in Black and Brown Communities and non-English speaking populations,” organizers said in a press release.

“Latino Equity Fund, the only philanthropic Latinx-focused fund in Massachusetts and an affiliate of The Boston Foundation, facilitated its connections to offer vaccine access to these communities and help overcome vaccine hesitancy.”

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